• Ongoing Recruitment at The United Nations World Food Programme

  • Posted on: 20 September, 2016 Deadline: 30 September, 2016
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  • The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

    We are seeking to fill Programme Associate (VAM) post at G6 level, based in WFP Nigeria, Maiduguri Area Office, Damaturu Field Office and Abuja Country Office. If you are a Nigerian national, committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for people in need, we would like to hear from you
    Applications are invited for the position below:

    Programme Associate (VAM)

     

    Reference No: 16-0022446
    Locations: Maiduguri Area Office, Damaturu Field Office
    Level: G6

    Job Description

    • Under the supervision and guidance of the VAM Officer, the Programme Associate (VAM) will provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs (e.g. support activities related to needs assessment and situation analyses, data gathering and analysis, etc).

    Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

    • Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various VAM activities and processes supporting programme design.
    • Provide specialized project management support to specific and/or defined programmes to ensure that the various VAM activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.
    • Contribute to the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of food assistance needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practice.
    • Prepare a range of reports and data analysis related to VAM activities and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.
    • Perform gathering, recording and analysis of accurate, timely data (e.g. food security and vulnerability assessments) ensuring consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
    • Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
    • Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to perform accurate food security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance.
    • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within the specific technical area.
    • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of VAM operational queries and problems.
    • Review the work of other support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.
    • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
    • Other as required.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required for the Job
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education.
    • A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
    • Completion of University degree is an advantage.

    Experience:
    A minimum of 5 years relevant support experience is required in the following:

    • Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
    • Has contributed to programme design and implementation.
    • Collected and maintained of food security relevant indicator datasets.
    • Participated in the food security assessment teams as enumerators.
    • Processed datasets and ran analytical routines.
    • Has worked with large data bases and has strong analytical skills.
    • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems is an added advantage.

    Language:

    • Fluency (level C) in English language.
    • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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    Information Technology Associate

     

    Reference No: 16-0022441
    Locations: Maiduguri Area Office, Damaturu Field Office and Abuja Country Office
    Level: G6

    Job Description

    • Under the supervision and guidance of the IT Officer in Maiduguri and Damaturu, and Business Transformation Officer in Abuja, the IT Associate will coordinate and guide Information Technology maintenance and support activities to enable the effective delivery of IT services.

    Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

    • Carry out system and hardware maintenance tasks, such as running specialised network monitoring and system protection, to ensure technology is running effectively.
    • Monitor technology reliability, identify user needs, analyse data and produce accurate reports in order to recommend IT solutions to support informative decision-making.
    • Resolve queries independently, escalating if required, to ensure that standard IT questions are answered and accurate information is provided to staff.
    • Provide standard technical training to end users of commonly used technology and systems, in order to assist WFP staff in conducting their work.
    • Provide guidance and training to junior colleagues in the delivery of IT support services to support the capability building of staff.
    • Support the co-ordination of new application implementation in order to provide WFP staff with the tools they need to perform effectively.
    • Draft standard material such as end-user and technical documentation to ensure staff have access to required information about IT services and products.
    • Implement improvements to methods and processes within the IT division in order to support the continuous improvement of IT services provided.
    • Coordinate installation and maintenance of telecommunications systems and equipment, to ensure optimal services in compliance with standard operations procedures.
    • Coordinate a team of IT staff to ensure individual and team objectives are met in compliance with all relevant regulations and policies.
    • Follow set emergency response processes and procedures as required to provide support in enabling emergency food assistance needs to be met.
    • Other as required.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required for the Job
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education.
    • A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
    • Completion of University degree is an advantage.

    Experience:
    A minimum of 5 years relevant support experience is required in the following:

    • Has experience analysing service management results and development service enhancement recommendations.
    • Has participated in business process re-engineering efforts and identified service management improvements.
    • Has experience participating in country office procurement/budgeting process.
    • Knowledge of beneficiary and transfer management platforms is an added advantage.

    Language:

    • Fluency (level C) in English language.
    • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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    Administration Associate

     

    Reference No: 16-0022434
    Locations: Maiduguri Area Office, Damaturu Field Office and Abuja Country Office
    Level: G6

    Job Description

    • Under the supervision and guidance of the Finance/Admin Officer, the Administration Associate will coordinate and provide high quality, client-focused and value-for-money oriented administration services.

    Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

    • Verify resource requirements in the area of responsibility (WFP facilities, assets, light vehicle fleet, etc.), and assist in the identification of new requirements to facilitate efficiency and cost-effectiveness of operations and services.
    • Responsible for provision of services such as facilities management, travel, protocol and light vehicle management related, etc., reporting any discrepancies to the supervisor for consistent and timely delivery of services, to ensure the provision of a safe and comfortable working environment for WFP staff.
    • Support the production of various data and compile and prepare reports in order to contribute to the provision of accurate information for informative decision-making and to support the effective and timely management of WFP resources.
    • Contribute to planning, monitoring and processing administrative actions related to procurement, finance, human resources, etc., including contracts with external vendors to ensure all data is accurately and timely recorded, processed in WFP corporate systems and any operational issues addressed.
    • Adapt and update administrative processes, supporting the implementation of operating procedures, in order to contribute to the continuous improvement of administration services in the area of responsibility.
    • Answer a range of queries related to the provision of administrative services in order to support the resolution of daily issues.
    • Coordinate the activities of a team of staff working in the area, to ensure individual and team objectives are met in compliance with all relevant regulations, policies, and procedures, and performance plan.
    • Provide training and guidance to staff in interpretation of administrative procedures, policies, processes, and use of corporate systems to ensure consistency and efficiency of services provided to all clients.
    • Other as required.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required for the Job
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education.
    • A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
    • Completion of University degree is an advantage.

    Experience:
    A minimum of 5 years relevant support experience is required in the following:

    • Has demonstrated a sound understanding administration standards and awareness of international humanitarian development issues through day-to-day work.
    • Has provided support in managing facilities and assets.
    • Has provided support in managing light vehicle fleet.
    • Knowledge of UN rules and regulations is an added advantage.

    Language:

    • Fluency (level C) in English language.
    • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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    Programme Associate (Monitoring & Evaluation)

     

    Reference No: 16-0022438
    Locations: Maiduguri Area Office and Damaturu Field Office
    Level: G6

    Job Description

    • Under the supervision and guidance of the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, the Programme Associate (M&E) will provide effective specialized support and technical analyses related to monitoring & evaluation activities to ensure that WFP programmes generate quality evidence on the processes, outputs and outcomes of WFP’s food assistance activities on the lives of beneficiaries.

    Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

    • Provide technical support and assist in the planning and implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities on effectiveness of all food assistance interventions (e.g. beneficiary needs and status, food security status, implementation challenges, etc.).
    • Support activities related to the analysis of processes, outputs and outcomes data and contribute to improvements in programme interventions enhancing WFP’s ability to demonstrate outcome focussed results.
    • Analyse and prepare a range of reports related to monitoring and evaluation activities informing about status of results, lessons learnt and required implementation improvements.
    • Perform gathering, recording and analysis of accurate, timely data related to M&E activities ensuring consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
    • Support follow-up on monitoring and evaluation findings and recommendations to ensure that corrective actions are taken and/or adjustments are made to programme responses as required.
    • Liaise with internal counterparts and external partners and support strengthening of the data quality, accuracy and consistency to build credible performance evidence.
    • Support capacity building of national and partner staff in appropriate monitoring and evaluation techniques to increase awareness on the importance of monitoring and evaluation and encourage accountability for demonstrating results.
    • Suppport the management and maintenance of M&E corporate systems to ensure accurate reporting.
    • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of M&E operational queries and problems.
    • Review the work of other support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.
    • Other as required

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required for the Job
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education.
    • A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
    • Completion of University degree is an advantage.

    Experience:
    A minimum of 5 years relevant support experience is required in the following:

    • Has worked with technical teams (i.e. M&E, VAM, etc.).
    • Has developed programme specific tools for M&E and implemented timely improvement to monitoring systems.
    • Has developed reporting formats and dashboards to present programme performance.
    • Has observed or assisted with discussions related to monitoring & evaluation activities.
    • Has worked with large databases.
    • Knowledge of utilization of mobile data collection technologies is an added advantage.

    Language:

    • Fluency (level C) in English language.
    • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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    Budget & Programming Associate

     

    Reference No: 16-0022437
    Locations: Abuja
    Level: G6

    Job Description

    • Under the supervision and guidance of the Budget & Programming Officer, the Budget & Programming Associate will provide a range of specialised support for efficient planning, monitoring and analysis of project financial performance to enhance optimal use of financial resources.

    Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

    • Review budget plans, monitor and analyse project financial performance and make recommendations in compliance with WFP financial policies and procedures and best practices, to support financial analysis and optimisation of resources.
    • Provide comprehensive analysis on fund and grant balances identifying surpluses and deficits, and suggest corrective measures, to support maximum fund utilization and decision-making process.
    • Support pipeline management ensuring efficient monitoring, to prevent and address pipeline breaks and maximise operational effectiveness.
    • Contribute to the improvement of internal processes, enhancement of corporate systems and design of tools, to facilitate the overall planning, expenditure forecasting, and budget management and monitoring of resource utilisation.
    • Enter project budget plans and revisions in the corporate systems, to ensure data is timely and accurately captured enabling easy access to information and supporting planning and decision-making.
    • Review, compile and analyse data, maintain accurate records and files and prepare periodic and ad hoc reports, to support accuracy and efficiency of information presented to internal and external stakeholders.
    • Maintain communication with a number of stakeholders regarding project funds management matters and related processes, to clarify any discrepancies and optimise use of funds.
    • Provide guidance to other support staff and contribute to their learning and development in budget planning, fund management and operational planning, to facilitate continued development and consistency in services delivered.
    • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices, to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
    • Other as required.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required for the Job
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education.
    • A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
    • Completion of University degree is an advantage.

    Experience:
    A minimum of 5 years relevant support experience is required in the following:

    • Has supported the preparation and management of budgets.
    • Has assisted with the monitoring of budgets/resource plans/pipelines/supply chains.
    • Has assisted with budget/allotment related issues within the WFP budget system.
    • Knowledge of UN rules and regulations is an added advantage.

    Language:

    • Fluency (level C) in English language.
    • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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    Business Support Associate

     

    Reference No: 16-0022439
    Locations: Abuja
    Level: G6

    Job Description

    • Under the supervision and guidance of the Country Director, the Business Support Associate will coordinate and control a full range of business support services for a specific professional area of work, to ensure that services are delivered effectively.

    Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

    • Provide dedicated executive assistant support.
    • Prepare and/or consolidate comprehensive reports, documentation, correspondence, briefing notes, etc. and conduct research in the area of work.
    • Actively seek and use feedback to improve business processes and procedures.
    • Respond to complex business support queries in order to provide a timely and accurate resolution of enquiries for clients.
    • Oversee the maintenance of records and databases to ensure information is organised and readily available for staff and compliant with all relevant regulations and policies.
    • Revise and review correspondence and documentation, providing feedback and making amendments where appropriate, to contribute to production of these materials to time and quality standards.
    • Assist managers in planning, monitoring and reconciling budget(s) to ensure that planned financial resources are used effectively.
    • Assess and recommend improvements to procedures and practices, to contribute to the effective delivery of business support services.
    • Provide a full range of complex business support services to staff to contribute to the effective functioning of business operations.
    • Provide advice, support and/or training to junior support staff in the provision of business support services, in order to support their learning in providing business support.
    • Coordinate tasks of junior colleagues to ensure support services are delivered consistently and to the required standards.
    • Other as required.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required for the Job
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education.
    • A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.

    Experience:

    • Six or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business stream with experience in general administrative work.

    Knowledge & Skills:

    • Specialised knowledge of the application of common business processes, practical business support methods, procedures and systems used in area of work, gained through technical training and work experience.
    • Good communication skills in order to provide specialised business support services to a wide range of individuals.
    • Ability to analyse and interpret financial data and monitor budgets.
    • Ability to proactively identify and recommend areas for improvement to the design and delivery of specialised services.
    • Ability to build relationships with a variety of individuals across functions.
    • Experience in coordinating the work of others and self and training and supporting others.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Knowledge of UN rules and regulations is an added advantage.

    Language:

    • Fluency (level C) in English language.
    • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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    Human Resources Associate

     

    Reference No: 16-0022447
    Locations: Maiduguri Area Office and Abuja Country Office
    Level: G6

    Job Description

    • Under the supervision and guidance of the HR Officer Officer, the HR Associate will deliver a full range of HR support services to ensure accurate implementation of WFP policies and procedures and facilitate the effective functioning of a client-focused and strategy-oriented HR services.

    Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

    • Provide assistance on a wide range of complex HR queries and follow up actions, to ensure consistent and high quality HR services are delivered to clients.
    • Allocate responsibilities and support on-the-job learning and development of junior support staff, to ensure they have adequate knowledge of HR systems and procedures required to perform their duties and subsequently can contribute to the provision of effective HR services.
    • Identify evolving needs of the organisation and recommend changes in HR processes and procedures, to support improvements in HR services.
    • Analyse and respond to various internal and external queries, to ensure that clients are well-informed and that HR team activities are aligned with broader WFP objectives.
    • Review and compile a variety of data on staff recruitment and selection, contractual conditions, entitlements, performance and training requirements, workforce, etc., to support analysis and reporting needs.
    • Support activities in the areas of work allocated by the professional officer in compliance with relevant processes and procedures.
    • Support and deliver on boarding for new staff joining WFP, to ensure that relevant processes are followed and the conditions of terms of service are explained and understood.
    • Prepare a range of complex HR documentation required for the specific area of work (e.g. employment contracts, transfer/separation letters, training-related documents, etc.) ensuring accuracy and meeting established deadlines.
    • Use HR management systems for reviewing, entering and updating a variety of HR data including monitoring various deadlines (e.g. contract expiration, PACE, etc), ensuring compliance with the established deadlines and accuracy of HR data.
    • Co-ordinate the maintenance of confidential personnel records, HR databases and archives, to ensure data and files are accurately stored and updated in compliance with the established standards
    • Monitor staff deployment and handle related administrative actions including preparation of reports, to support efficient HR service enabling WFP to respond quickly to a crisis.
    • Other as required.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required for the Job
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education.
    • A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
    • Completion of University degree is an advantage.

    Experience:
    A minimum of 5 years relevant support experience is required in the following:

    • Has gained experience of WFP HR Services operating standards across a range of international humanitarian contexts.
    • Has provided training to new staff members within area of expertise and supported with ad-hoc queries.
    • Has prepared a range or reports and visual materials on the workforce composition.
    • Has interpreted and applied detailed knowledge of HR policies, operational processes, best practices and regulations within a complex organisational context.
    • Has coordinated recruitments demonstrating in-depth knowledege of talent acquisition solutions.
    • Knowledge of UN rules and regulations is an added advantage.

    Language:

    • Fluency (level C) in English language.
    • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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    Finance Associate

     

    Reference No: 16-0022444
    Locations: Maiduguri Area Office, Damaturu Field Office, Abuja Country Office
    Level: G6

    Job Description

    • Under the supervision and guidance of the Finance/Admin Officer, the Finance Associate will coordinate and provide finance, budget and administration support services involving the recording and interpretation of financial and budgetary information to ensure the efficient functioning of the support services and inform decision-making.

    Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

    • Provide the procedural and technical support to staff within the areas of finance and budget, to ensure compliance with WFP financial policies, rules and regulations.
    • Support the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures, and assist in setup and implementation of proper accounting procedures, systems and internal controls.
    • Monitor the daily cash position in order to optimize the use of surplus cash and maximize returns on investment through the liquidity portfolio.
    • Monitor the centralised registry system in order to process all payments to internal staff and invoices to external suppliers in a timely manner and in accordance with WFP standards.
    • Contribute to the preparation, implementation and monitoring of budgets, monitor expenditure and budget forecasts, to ensure that relevant future funding requirements are met.
    • Co-ordinate with other teams in order to ensure that all financial and administrative services are being performed efficiently and in line with the needs of the wider team.
    • Monitor account balances and process financial transactions in an accurate and timely manner, to avoid the occurrence of an overdraft.
    • Monitor and analyse general ledger accounts in order to initiate and achieve corrective actions.
    • Compile data from the WFP database and systems in order to assist in generating and analysing financial reports on a monthly basis.
    • Allocate tasks to other support staff, provide guidance and on-the-job training in management of financial resources (e.g. managing the petty cash/sub-imprest account, review and analyse vendor and balance sheet accounts, etc.), to ensure services are delivered consistently and to the required standards.
    • Remain on stand-by and follow standard emergency preparedness practices in order to meet immediate emergency requirements for further service on the job and in the field.
    • Other as required.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required for the Job
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
    • Completion of University degree is an advantage.

    Experience:
    A minimum of 5 years relevant support experience is required in the following:

    • Has experience assessing financial health and stability of Cash-based transfer projects and other programming initiatives to verify compliance with in-country local laws.
    • Has experience working with auditors and other third party vendors.
    • Has experience in preparing financial reports.
    • Knowledge of UN rules and regulations is an added advantage.

    Language:

    • Fluency (level C) in English language.
    • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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    Warehouse Management Associate

     

    Reference No: 16-0022445
    Locations: Maiduguri Area Office and Damaturu Field Office
    Level: G6

    Job Description

    • Under the supervision and guidance of the Head of Operations, the Warehouse Management Associate will manage a range of warehouse activities including safeguarding of commodities and supplies, and ensuring well-organized warehousing and storage service in compliance with WFP warehouse guidelines and standards.

    Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

    • Responsible for the effective planning and management of warehouse operations, to ensure safe and efficient warehousing and storage of all commodities and supplies.
    • Contribute to review of WFP corporate warehouse standards and procedures, to support efficiency and changing business needs.
    • Coordinate the receipt/dispatch of commodities, to ensure accurate recording, accounting and reporting is available at all times to support decision-making.
    • Responsible for the accuracy of warehouse transaction records including identification of discrepancies, to ensure immediate and accurate reporting on commodity movements in line with the corporate requirements.
    • Responsible for inventory management (e.g. physical stock verification, reporting, etc.), to ensure any existing and developing issues with regards to proper stocks management are timely addressed and WFP standard procedures for commodity handling and storage are strictly followed.
    • Supervise preparation and/or prepare regular and ad hoc reports and statistics on warehouse operations, to support informed planning and decision-making.
    • Oversee safeguarding of commodities through providing guidance on and taking initiative towards implementation of preventive measures, to ensure that commodities are preserved in good condition and that quality control actions are initiated as appropriate following WFP established procedures.
    • Review on periodic basis warehouse space availability, plan and implement new design layouts to support business needs and ensure cost-efficiency.
    • Work in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, in order to deliver aligned and coherent warehouse services.
    • Identify training needs and efficiently plan trainings, to ensure that all staff have required knowledge and skills to carry out their responsibilities.
    • Supervise warehouse staff, to ensure high performance standards.
    • Other as required.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required for the Job
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education.
    • A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
    • Completion of University degree is an advantage.

    Experience:
    A minimum of 5 years relevant support experience is required in the following:

    • Experience maintaining a logistics database and running queries on ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock.
    • Experience in administering third party service providers’ contracts.
    • Experience in compiling contract documentation.
    • Experience in contract execution.
    • Experience in budget monitoring and reporting.

    Language:

    • Fluency (level C) in English language.
    • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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    Programme Associate, Nutrition

     

    Reference No: 16-0022443
    Locations: Maiduguri Area Office and Damaturu Field Office
    Level: G6

    Job Description

    • Under the supervision and guidance of the Nutritionist, the Programme Associate (Nutrition) will provide effective specialized support and technical analyses related to nutrition projects and activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

    Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

    • Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various nutrition projects and activities supporting alignment with wider nutrition policies and guidelines.
    • Provide specialized project management support to specific and defined nutrition projects and activities to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.
    • Prepare a range of reports and data analysis related to nutrition activities and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.
    • Perform gathering, recording and analysis of accurate, timely data related to nutrition activities ensuring consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
    • Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing nutrition project activities.
    • Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to perform accurate nutrition analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance.
    • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within the area of nutrition.
    • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of nutrition operational queries and problems.
    • Review the work of other support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.
    • Other as required.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required for the Job
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education.
    • A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
    • Completion of University degree is an advantage.

    Experience:
    A minimum of 5 years relevant support experience is required in the following:

    • Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, public health related programmes, etc.).
    • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
    • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.
    • Has participated in the capacity building activities.
    • Experience in managing partnerships.
    • Knowledge of design and implementation of Nutrition specific programmes is an added advantage.

    Language:

    • Fluency (level C) in English language.
    • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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    Security Associate

     

    Reference No: 16-0022436
    Locations: Maiduguri Area Office, Damaturu Field Office
    Level: G6

    Job Description

    • Under the supervision and guidance of the Security Officer, the Security Associate will perform tasks related to the implementation and assessment of security measures and maintenance of equipment with a view towards providing updates and recommendations to facilitate informed decision-making and secure WFP staff, facilities and operations.

    Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

    • Review security threats and risks in detail and compile accurate reports on trends and situations that could adversely impact WFP operations, in order to ensure information is accurately collated and sent to senior security staff to support reporting and decision making.
    • Review security related information (e.g. security incidents and events, security support to daily activities, etc.) and use corporate or local information management tools to produce a range of analyses and in-depth reports, to ensure that information is readily available for relevant stakeholders.
    • Liaise and co-ordinate with local administration, security and law enforcement authorities, communities, UN/NGO security staff and other actors, to facilitate access for safe programme delivery and to mitigate potential risks against staff and other resources.
    • Plan and co-ordinate staff activities during field missions and perform security assessments within the area of responsibility to support safe and effective programme delivery.
    • Analyse security assessment reports following field missions and present detailed recommendations for risk mitigation to support security situation analysis and facilitate decision-making.
    • Assist in advising the Country Director on security risk management matters and safety issues in compliance with the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS).
    • Support the implementation of risk management mitigation measures, including Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) to ensure compliance.
    • Support the maintenance and management of security equipment and make recommendations to strengthen technology capacity in line with business requirements.
    • Monitor and ensure that all access control procedures are effective and stringently followed by all staff and visitors, in order to maintain a safe and secure environment.
    • Maintain and develop recommendations for improving emergency and contingency planning documentation including physical preparations and procedures, to support preparedness for a crisis.
    • Deliver security training to staff and review security training needs in order to develop measures to meet business requirements.
    • Supervise and provide on-the-job training to other staff supporting their development and high performance.
    • Other as required.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required for the Job
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education.
    • A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
    • Completion of University degree is an advantage.

    Experience:
    A minimum of 5 years relevant support experience is required in the following:

    • Has gained sound knowledge of security operations technical processes.
    • Has provided technical guidance and training to staff members within area of expertise.
    • Has supported research and collation of data which feeds into reports that inform security operations activities.
    • Knowledge of UN rules and regulations is an added advantage.

    Language:

    • Fluency (level C) in English language.
    • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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    Communications Associate

     

    Reference No: 16-0022442
    Location: Maiduguri Area Office
    Level: G6

    Job Description

    • Under the supervision and guidance of the Head of Area Office, the Communications Associate will provide research and specialised communications services that support the creation of content and services aimed at maintaining and enhancing WFP’s visibility and reputation and supporting fundraising activities.

    Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

    • Perform specialised communications processes and activities, to support staff in the development, preparation, execution and dissemination of campaigns for target audiences.
    • Conduct research, suggest ideas, and provide coordination support to ensure the timely and effective delivery of video/film, photographic and radio projects. Manage the storage and distribution of audio/visual materials in accordance with relevant policies.
    • Serve as an information focal point, support and/or coordinate media coverage of events to optimise publicity of WFP’s activities.
    • Organise and execute special events, working closely with colleagues, external partners and media, to ensure events are effectively scheduled, publicised and attended.
    • Monitor traditional and social media, and report relevant information to senior staff to inform the development and/or evaluation of communications activities and strategies.
    • Under guidance, prepare content for use on traditional and social media platforms and networks, and printed materials, to enhance coverage and support of WFP’s activities, ensuring consistency with corporate messages.
    • Distribute and promote communications guidelines for WFP staff to refer to when creating content.
    • Manage updates and further develop internal records and databases, ensuring information is accurate, organised and available for others to access.
    • Respond to specialised queries and requests for support, using initiative and following standard processes, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of all enquiries.
    • Maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, in order to provide an aligned, coherent service, and to identify opportunities to collaborate/integrate processes and activities.
    • Implement improvements to communications methods and practices, to contribute to a better flow of information about WFP’s work to the media and stakeholders.
    • Other as required.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required for the Job
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education.
    • A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
    • Completion of University degree is an advantage.

    Experience:
    A minimum of 5 years relevant support experience is required in the following:

    • Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, public health related programmes, etc.).
    • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
    • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.
    • Has participated in the capacity building activities.
    • Experience in managing partnerships.
    • Knowledge of design and implementation of Nutrition specific programmes is an added advantage.

    Language:

    • Fluency (level C) in English language.
    • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

    Terms and Conditions

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

    Application Procedures

    • Candidate should click on the link above
    • Step 1: Register and create your online CV using indicated link in the main text.
    • Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the post requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.

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    Note
    • You must complete Step 1 and 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.
    • WFP will apply a rigorous and transparent selection process including thorough assessment of technical skills to ensure the best candidates are selected for the job.
    • Please ensure that your application contains accurate and complete information on qualifications, employment record and language skills.
    • WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply to become a part of our organization.
    • WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
    • Only successful candidates will be invited for an interview.

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